Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Grizedale Forest occupies a wonderfully dark location in the heart of the Lake District and is an excellent place to view the starry skies between large openings between the trees. The Forestry Commission runs events here in collaboration with local astronomers from time to time.


Grizedale Forest is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England organises events at this location

Please contact Forestry England directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 21/06/24

    15° 20%
  • 21/06/24

    13° 78%
  • 22/06/24

    13° 57%
  • 22/06/24

    13° 35%

Weather forecast for Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre (0.0 miles away) updated 20/06/24 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Cockermouth Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Friends Meeting House - Cockermouth, Cockermouth, (26.0 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (23.7 miles away)

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  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (11.1 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (23.7 miles away)

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  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 20th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (11.1 miles away)

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